Style Tricks That Make Small Rooms Look Larger

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean your space should feel cramped! You can make your home feel spacious, despite the square footage, if you use a few of these tips and tricks from design pros. Choose like colors (preferably neutral ones). Fight the temptation to go for dark, bold colors and big prints. […]

Saturday Near Fairway Village: The San Ramon Historic Foundation Oktoberfest!

Get a taste of German culture this weekend without ever leaving San Ramon! The San Ramon Historic Foundation’s Oktoberfest is coming to town tomorrow, held at the Forest Home Farms Historic Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The afternoon will be full of authentic German food, live entertainment, and, of course, craft brews. Four […]

How to Add Dimension to a Rental With Area Rugs

If you want to spruce up your space without doing a total home makeover, you might only need to add a single accent: an area rug. The huge variety of shapes, styles, and hues mean that there’s an area rug out there for everyone, regardless of your taste. Here’s how to bring some extra dimension […]

Sample Global Cuisines This Sunday at the San Ramon Community Center

A culture is much more than its cuisine, but traditional foods can help shed some light on the lives of the people who enjoy them. That’s why the lineup of food vendors committed to Culture in the Community serves as a great snapshot of some of the diversity that the community has to offer. So far, it […]

Roommate Drama? Here’s How to Keep the Peace

Living with other people can be fun and rewarding, but it also comes with certain challenges. It takes a while to learn how others operate on a daily basis, and there can be bumps along the way. If you find yourself butting heads with one of your roommates, follow these tips to bring everything back […]

Sept. 14 at San Leandro’s Marina Park: The Water Lantern Festival!

According to USA Today, there’s only one event that earns the honor of the Best Cultural Festival in the Country, and it’s the Water Lantern Festival. Since you’re lucky enough to have an installment the nation’s top-rated fest unfold practically in your backyard, don’t miss your chance to be part of the fun this year.  […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Productive

Working from home comes with countless perks—the zero-minute commute, the flexible hours, the option to stay in your PJs all day. But there’s also one major drawback: It can be hard to focus outside of a traditional office space. Follow these tips to boost your working-from-home productivity. Set the stage. Before you even open your email, […]

This Weekend Near Fairway Village: San Ramon BrewFest!

If an ice-cold beer from Canyon Lakes Brewery, Del Cielo Brewing Co., or Altamonte Beer Works sounds like the perfect summer indulgence, mark your calendar for the San Ramon BrewFest! On Saturday, August 17th. From 1 to 4 p.m., the Sports Basement on Market Place will play host to some of the best breweries in […]

Quick and Easy Updates for a Rental Kitchen

Just because you don’t technically own your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t make any upgrades. As long as it’s temporary and won’t cause damage upon removal, you’re welcome to add as much flair to your rental kitchen as you like! Here are a few ways to do it. Dress up your cabinets. You don’t have […]

Enjoy Gourmet Takeout Near Fairway Village at The Salt

Salt is the “essence of life”—at least, according to Chef Beth James. That philosophy is the inspiration behind The Salt, a gourmet take-out spot, catering company, and special events venue that debuted about two months ago. So whether you need a quick dinner for two or a full feast for a party, Chef Beth has […]